Young Mother’s Skills and Empowerment Project is community based non- Governmental and non profit making project. Young Mother’s Skills and Empowerment Project is a direct initiative for Weismann Expeditions Foundation (WEFO) a community nonprofit making organization with COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION NUMBER 1886.
WEFO is one of the organizations established to address psychosocial and economic problems in the local communities and integrate a broader bottom-up approach to enhance the community involvement in different development programs, conservation campaigns of natural resources, preservation of traditional culture, build social income generating projects for long term collective benefits and general uplift of standards of living.
Young Mother’s Skills and Empowerment Project seeks to run for a life changing society by giving young mothers life skills training and an opportunity to start up business and meet their basic needs. Most young mothers in Uganda do not receive the opportunity to return to school after child birth to achieve their earlier intended dreams and aspirations. Most often these vulnerable young mothers are rejected by their biological parents, families and partners and left to struggle on their own for a living to bring up and provide the required needs to their children. Some girls are impregnated by irrational old men and deny responsibility and others through forced sex that are thus left in total despair and the only major breadwinners for their survival.
Weismann Expeditions Foundation (WEFO) through Young Mother’s Skills and Empowerment Project will help to address the social, economic and emotional challenges faced by these young mothers; including identifying their strengths and goals, discussing the importance of completing career and life skills, and identifying a career path that will maximize their ability to function independently as a young parent. The project is particularly targeting communities in which no training or such support opportunities have previously existed. The goal is to motivate these young mothers and turn them into role models where over 200 young mothers will be working either independently or in newly created job avenues. Each member will be procured a tailoring or knitting machine to create a positive social change and influence lives of young mothers in the communities they live in and the children under their direct care.